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Class of 1995: Belmont Alum Turns His Illness Into a Passion For Encouraging Others

Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Mark Fry, author of DETERMINED: Encouragement for Living Your Best Life with a Chronic Illness , offers a refreshing outlook for those living with a chronic illness. In his book, he gives his story and offers advice and encouragement for others in the same boat. As a pharmaceutical representative, he sees people daily who are given the diagnosis of… Regardless of the disease’s name, people with a chronic illness share many of the same doubts and fears. As a Christian, Fry offers biblically based encouragement and a clear roadmap for others; helping them live life with a more positive outlook. He helps people see how to make lemonade out of lemons. Mark Fry’s book is for those who want to know what to do post-diagnosis to live a more positive and encouraging life, for God, regardless of the twists and turns in the road ahead. This is a "glass half full” book. For those who want to wake up on the wrong side of the bed, Fry suggests you might just want to go back to bed. This book is for those who choose to get up and make the most of every day. Carpe diem!

● "In a battle against physical or mental illnesses, hope and attitude are more powerful than any pill. After reading “Determined” you will realize how much control you can have, even when everything seems out of your control." Nathan Hall, MD

● “I could tell from the first 10 pages that I would LOVE this book; I actually knew it from the first paragraph! As a person living with Multiple Sclerosis, I find it reads very real and conversational vs. lecturing. This is going to be such a blessing to so many!” Sarah K.

Mark Fry was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis over 20 years ago; he knows what it is like to live with a chronic illness. He jumped right into fighting his MS with a positive attitude and a desire to help others do the same. He served for over a decade as a board member with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Mark and his wife, Jackie, have been married for nearly 30 years and have three children. Mark also serves as an elder at his church in Nashville, TN. He has a full time career in pharmaceutical sales and enjoys both writing and speaking to encourage others living with a chronic illness. 


Mark K. Fry, MBA

Book available via Ingram Spark and Amazon on 3/30/2018

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